John Pringle - Photo - smlJohn Pringle, BScN, MSc, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in humanitarian health ethics at McGill University, and Vice Chair of the MSF Ethics Review Board. John completed a PhD in Public Health and Bioethics at the University of Toronto, and he is a Registered Nurse (BScN, McMaster University) and epidemiologist (MSc, Queen’s University).

John worked as a northern outpost nurse in remote First Nations communities before joining Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2001, where he helped provide humanitarian aid in refugee camps during the Eritrean-Ethiopian war. In 2006, John did his second mission with MSF investigating outbreaks of meningitis in northern Nigeria, and in 2010 he returned with MSF to northern Nigeria to respond to the Zamfara lead-poisoning outbreak. More recently, John was an MSF epidemiologist in Sierra Leone during the West Africa Ebola crisis. John is a recipient of the Peter Singer Award in Bioethics. His academic focus takes a critical approach to bioethics, global health and humanitarian ethics.

A list of some of his publications can be found here: